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Sep 9, 2010 11:00pm PDT
's a member of britain's how was lords, former cabinet minister under prime ministers tony blair and gordon brown, a key architect of the labour campaign that helped his party rise to power in 1997. he served as secretary of state for trade and industry, secretary of state for northern ireland and secretary of state for business. he has now written a book about those years of public service. it is called "the third man, life at the heart of new labour," i am pleased to have peter mandelson back on this program. welcome. >> nice to be back. >> charlie: let me get to some of the controversy first. that tony blair is not happy that your book is coming out as it did, because -- and that somehow it's created a little tension between the two of you. >> no tension between the two of us. tension between our respective publishers. >> charlie: did you -- >> it would make a great deal more than a book to come between me and tony blair. >> charlie: i'll come to that later. were you intent on getting out first? >> i was intent on getting my book into the book shops as soon as i could mainly because, whi
Sep 2, 2010 12:30am PDT
for peace. no regrets as tony blair publishes his memoirs. it tells us about his decision to send troops into iraq. police have shot dead a radical environmentalists who held three people hostage in maryland. meatballs and chicken, the miners get their first hot meal in three weeks. >> welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast in the u.k. and around the world. president obama appeared alongside the israeli and palestinian leaders on the eve of the first peace talks for nearly two years. he urged them to walk a path of peace. >> we are fathers blessed with sons and daughters, so we must ask ourselves what kind of world do we want to give to our children and grandchildren? tonight, and these are the questions that we must answer. this is a fitting moment to do so. for muslims, this is ramadan. it is rare for those two months to coincide. but tonight they do. different faiths, rituals, but a shared period of devotion. a time to reflect on right and wrong. a time to ponder one's place in the world. a time when people of two religions remind the world the truth that is both simple and profound.
Sep 1, 2010 5:30pm PDT
baghdad is close to a new government. no regrets from tony blair about his decision to send british troops to invade iraq. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers in the states on pbs and also around the globe, with me, peter dobbie. coming up later for you -- how your name and postcode can affect your chances of getting a job in france. and new pictures of the world's most famous ship wreck -- the titanic in 3-d. the u.s. president barack obama has urged israelis and palestinians not to let slip an opportunity for peace that he says may not soon return. he made the remark as he opened a landmark peace talks. our middle east editor jeremy bowen reports from washington. >> if it feels as though they have all been this way before. an american president, and israeli prime minister, launching a new attempt at middle east peace in fact -- -- these at the white house and condemning bloodshed. >> there are going to be those who do everything they can to undermine the peace talks. we will remain a stalwart. >> the talks we had were open, productive, serious in the quest for
Sep 1, 2010 7:00am EDT
of tony blair, including the bitter memories. >> whether i regret the decision, you cannot, you have to take responsibility but you cannot regret the decision. >> the breakdown of palestinian leaders threatened by the murder of israeli settlers. hello, welcome to "gmt." years ago, when george bush invaded iraq, he said it would unlocked the middle east peace process. now it is up to barack obama, the man that opposed that war, to prove the point. he declared an end to combat operations in iraq and tomorrow, thursday, he will oversee direct talks between israelis and palestinians for the first time in years. laura? >> barack obama campaign to end what he called a rash more back in 2002, even before it started. last night, 7.5 years from the same tack, barack obama said that combat operations were drawing to a close. steve has the details. >> iraq was not his fight, he called it a dumb more. after seven years, five months, and 13 days, it fell to barack obama -- rod obama to tell america that it was over. >> tonight i am announcing that operation iraqi freedom is over. the iraqi people
Sep 5, 2010 9:00pm EDT
about how the labour party needs to change. tony blair said this week that we need to move toward new labour. unless we have the courage to change on a whole range of issues, we will not win back power ever. >> the toughest decision before i was a mp was to make an argument that the single currency would be a terrible mistake for our country. that was not a consensus view and i think history has shown that to be a good call. we're dealing with the aftermath, the tragedy of baby peter and his death, and having to destroy confidence. it was really hard. >> i decided to change our policy on youth and the private sector. when i decided to change it and the day i put it forward to the cabinet to make a change, you might avert a tumbleweed coming down the cabinet table for lack of support. but i think it is the finest achievements of our labour party and i will defend it with everything that have got. when you push something through without support of your colleagues. >> the toughest decision i've took as a backbencher was to take a decision to actually vote against the iraq war. it's impos
Sep 9, 2010 12:00pm PDT
until tony blair. think think he wants to say, no i was a bigger figure than that. >> rose: also from london, an old friend of this program, john burns now the london bureau chief of the "new york times". >> we were perhaps transfixed by the relief would come to iraq with the overthrowing of saddam and yes maybe we should have spent more time difficult as it would have been under saddam to look at the trauma, the psychological trauma inflicted on iraq by the ba'ath party and saddam over a period of 30 years. all of that it can accept. if i had to do it over again i would have looked at that because it was the fractured pitch thatter that society in part along with saddam terror overground as government going underground as an insurgency that made the american venture in iraq next to impossible to achieve. >> couric: from london john and john when we come back. captioning sponsored by rose communications this is charlie rose. >> rose: on someday two of our visit to london we are joined by john micklethwait. he's editor and chief of the "economist" magazine. i'm pleased to have him back
Sep 1, 2010 2:30pm PDT
to forming a new government. and no regrets from tony blair about his decision to invade iraq. very warm welcome to "bbc world news," broadcast to our viewers in the states on pbs and also around the globe, with me, peter dobbie. coming up later for you -- how your name and postcode can affect your chances of getting a job in france. and of film actors it talks about her work with an iranian director -- and a film actor talks about her work with an iranian director. the israeli prime minister, benjamin netanyahu, has described the palestinian residents as his partner for peace and says he is seeking to end the conflict for once and for all. but leaders have had preliminary discussions with president obama in washington before talks on thursday. mr. obama says the peace initiative is making progress. there have not been direct israeli-palestinian talks for 20 months. barack obama also condemned the killing of four israelis who were killed on the west bank yesterday. >> there are going to be extremists to, rather than seeking peace, are going to be seeking destruction. and the tragedy that
Sep 13, 2010 12:14pm PDT
government of tony blair. >> that's not true. i mean there are of course things we build on and things-- indeed, the prime minister david cameron on the steps of downing street, the first words he addressed to the country as prime minister acknowledged some of the good things that the labor government had done before us. let's take an example. the minimum wage which was we're not proposing to get rid of that. so we're perfectly willing and indeed want to give praise where praise is due. and of course the nase nature 6 politics to allocate blame where blame is due. >> rose: what other labor programs from the previous government dow look with fair on. >> one of the things that they achieved and actually i was one of the conservative mps at the time without wanted my party to catch up a bit and welcome these things. i think we became a more socially tolerant country, civil partnerships were introduced at the time in this country. that enabled homosexual couples to commit to each other. so there is a good example of a country, of a positive, in my view, official policy move that i sport at
Sep 4, 2010 6:30pm EDT
. former british prime minister tony blair on his book tour, faces a backlash and protest. and drilling for natural gas in shale deposits. is it a bonanza for landowners or a disaster for the environment? captioning sponsored by cbs this is the "cbs evening news" with jeff glor. >> good evening, jeff is off. we begin with a stunning turnaround by one of the web's most popular and controversial sites. craigslist, after months of pressure, abruptly took down the adult services section of its web site today. bill whitaker has the details. >> reporter: this is what greeted visitors to the adult services section of craigslist today-- censored. the online classified ads network apparently bowing to public pressure and mounting criticism that the site was little more than a high-tech marketplace for prostitution and human trafficking. recently, 17 state attorneys general turned up the heat signing this letter demanding that the site be taken down. today, connecticut's attorney general applauded the decision. >> craigslist fortly is doing the right thing. >> the attorneys general reported to th
Sep 2, 2010 4:00pm PDT
-called coalition of the willing, the u.k., getting some conversation going over here, tony blair, the former prime minister, his memoir is out. he has not backed down. i have not had a chance yet to read it in detail. i have skimmed it. lining up on the right side in this war against saddam. give me your top line on how that book and his statements are being viewed over there. >> well, the headlines were in the newspaper today. tony blair, rightly or wrongly, was a bit of a pariah in his own country. do use that old expression, he was a profit without honor in his own land. he has even become quite wealthy earning huge amounts of money speaking in the united states and acting as a consultant to american banks, and this is in the british newspapers about $30 million of the wealth of tony blair. he has a huge portfolio and so on. and many people would say, "why not?" bill clinton made a lot of money when he came out of office, and so did a lot of american presidents. tony blair is a widely disparaged man in this country, and i think the publishers probably believe that the prospects of that book are
Sep 1, 2010 12:30am PDT
is clear is that tony blair's says labor should have won a fourth term, but it moved in mm away from labor and the pledges he had to deepen welfare reform and public service reform. what will become clear for the first time in the book and in that interview is how difficult their relationship with gordon brown was in the later years. very difficult is tony blair's phrase. he thought of sacking gordon brown as chancellor but feared he would be let loose or become a far more damaging flores. according to one version of the book, they say tony blair took to the bottle in his last years, relying on drink as a support to deal with the pressure from gordon brown. >> as efforts continue to rescue thee's trapped miners, owners asked for forgiveness. the european union's unemployment rate is at a record high. 16 million people still don't have a job. spain is still the worst place to look for work, but germany and austria and saw a slight fall. >> unemployment has eased very slightly in the euro zone, but the number is waiting in line for work remain high. for the fifth month in a row spain remains
Sep 2, 2010 11:35pm EDT
, the hot seat. in an exclusive interview, former british prime minister tony blair tells all, touching on everything from clint top and obama to those trappings of power, alcohol and sex. >> announcer: from the global resources of abc news, with terry moran, cynthia mcfadden and bill weir in new york city, this is "nightline," september 2nd, 2010. >> good evening, everyone. hurricane earl is the biggest storm to threaten america's east coast in almost 20 years. and right off the bat, to get a sense if the punch matches the promise, let's go right to nags head, north carolina, that's where abc's steve osunsami is watching earl barrel ashore. steve? >> reporter: bill, we are now 120 miles away from the center of the storm as it continues to move to the northeast. still a very powerful category 2 storm with wind speeds upwards of 105 miles an hour. we're seeing gusts up to 40 and 50 miles an hour here. the wind is certainly started the rain has started. but our big concern tonight is the storm surge. we are very, very worried about it. as the wind moves the water from the ocean and the so
Sep 7, 2010 11:00pm PDT
>> rose: welcome to our program. tonight from london a conversation with tony blair about his new memoir just published. what have you learned about the way the world works since you left office that you might wish you had known when you were running the government? >> that's a very good question. i think there are two things. the first is that power is shifting east and fast trvment's just no doubt about that at all. this is not a cliche or if it is a cliche it's a cliche because it's true. >> rose: it's a reality. >> it's a reality and it's transformative and it has huge implications for our countries in the west. the second is that i think this... i've got a clearer understanding of this extremism now, i think, and a clearer understanding of how this... what is effectively a global movement with an ideology operates. so i think those two... those are the two things i've learned most. >> rose: if sanctions fail, we have to make a military strike. it's inevitable where you are. >> you can't take that option off the table. >> rose: but that's easy talk. you're saying that if sanct
Sep 10, 2010 11:00pm PDT
-year government. >> how much is david cameron like tony blair? >> well, i don't know tony blair very well. but i-- we are very different people. so i'm not sure ther's that alike. you i think partly what i-- what i would say-- . >> rose: they came in with a mandate and with a vision to change government, tony blair did and david cameron did. >> we are shaped by the political education we have and the world we grew up in. david, myself, other members of this government. and part of the world we grew up in and part of the world that we matured in politically was a world in which tony blair was the prime minister for a decade. and we have certainly learned lessons from what worked but also what didn't work for him. and one of the strongest lessons from that period, i think something tony blair himself acknowledges, is that he w w too slow to have brought change. >> he does say this. >> and we have certainly learned from that. and that is why we are determined to hit the ground running to undertake these big projects-of-education reform, welfare reform and so on. rather than waiting for some other p
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